Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
If I had a business in Farkaktastan and I sold my output to the Farkaktastanis, I wouldn't want to give America a penny. I would either lie like hell on the theory that the IRS can't really check up on me or I would get citizenship there unless, of course, their taxes are too high......
But if I did business with America, I would just lie like hell or just pay the taxes after Mitt Romney's CPA does them for me and I get the best deal I can.
At least you got it back. Sort of a no interest savings plan.
540 days. Yeah, like I said, I don't really remember since I'm back 40 years now. KB&R is one of the biggies, huh? I worked for AAE, PA&E and some other lame outfit whose name escapes me now. Nobody even tried to take out taxes back then.
I have never understood why people get mad when other people give up their citizenship to escape the clutches of the US government.
seriously it's none of your business.. if folks want to leave, for whatever reason.. wish 'em well and go on about your day... don't get all butthurt and stupid about it.
" 'merica!!.. love it or leave!!..." blablabla-****ing blah... grow up.
as for chasing Americans around the globe to get their money..well, the US is the only country that does that.
the entire globe, it seems, is US territory.... and Uncle Sam will come for you and get "his" money.
the best way to get away from that extremely messy hassle is to just renounce citizenship and go on about your life free of the US government's long reach.
sometimes, the benefits to being a US citizen aren't worth the tradeoff... depending on your circumstances, of course.
if you are considering renouncing citizenship, just don't do it over taxes, or of you do, just have another valid excuse ready.... the US government is very hostile to folks who don't want to pay US taxes... they, along with most liberals, think you are actually stealing their money.
they won't let you back in the country, even to visit.... that's how butthurt they get.
For instance, I sell you property A in the US. I tell you to deposit the payment in Account B in foreign country. I don't declare that sale or that account. I have evaded taxes. Should this be legal?
The law in question seeks to prevent this by mandating disclosure of such accounts. If I must disclose the assets in that account, I'm far less likely to not pay taxes on it.
Yeah, the law is a pain in the butt. But so is that $500 BILLION in unpaid taxes every year. We're all paying more taxes or having a higher deficit because people are evading taxation.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville